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How Long Should A Person Remain On A Ketosis Diet
Ketosis describes a state of increased ketone bodies in the blood stream. Ketone bodies are generated from the breakdown of lipids (fat) when there are low levels of blood sugar or cells are not able to absorb the blood sugar present, as in diabetic ketoacidosis. Some diets which limit carbohydrates cause low blood sugar and may also result in ketosis. Ketone bodies disrupt the acidity of blood and when dangerously elevated can overwhelm the buffering ability of the body and ...Read more
I am following a ketosis diet perfectly. And losing weight consistently. Just stopped taking Triamterene and gained 5 pounds this week. What's up?
AbsolutelyGoodChoice: When we burn fat, body fat or fat from foods, we produce a variety of ketone bodies. While physicians have often associated this state with unusual unhealthy conditions (usual MD focus), staying in a chronic state of mild ketosis is quite healthy; strongly, associated with healthy lipoprotein particle concentrations, ?rates of DM, obesity, cardiovascular Ds, cancer; mortality http://goo.gl/ubDC9h! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Macadamian nuts: macadamian nuts i'v heard many swear by (2grams net carbs per serving). As an aside, when you don't spike your' insulin with the sugar loads then leptin (the satiety hormone) will operate properly and you don't need willpower. I often illustrate Nutritional Ketosis to my patients by saying that when in ketosis you could live in a Krispy Creme Donut and not be tempted to eat one. ...Read more
I have lots of thick green mucus in my excrement. Im on a mostly protien diet im in ketosis is it old fat coming out?
no, it is not...: Old fat coming out. Can't tell here. See md. ...Read more
How many carbs should I eat daily to get into ketosis. I'm interested in a ketogenic diet. I'm not diabetic.
Depends on factors: Ketosis, when the body shifts from glucose 2 ketones as n energy source, depends on many factors like how much glc "reserve" was built up in the liver, & ur activities (energy in vs. energy out). A ketogenic diet, where 10-15% of cal r from carbs, takes anywhere from 3-14 days to deplete glucose stores. Genetic factors also play a role. Ketogenic diets r medically controversial except in epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The danger of low calorie diet that is not balanced can cause essential muscle loss - puts your gut and heart in danger, can cause electrolyte imbalance and danger of creating gall stones - so do with caution and inform your pcp about your goal so he or she can work with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do diets which put you into ketosis work better than lower calorie? Would you see better results on low carb diets?
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